Current doctoral student, HyPIR. Thesis title: ‘Recalibrating for a Changing World: How people in Leicester who relied on factory work dealt with the transformation to a new type of job economy, 1970-2010.’ This is an investigation of Post Deindustrialized Leicester, and my research will be strongly focused on new oral history interviews. How did people adjust to the new work culture and changing community, and what did they do differently? How has the change in people’s situation affected their outlook, views, aspirations, and their belief in society?
Why were some people able to adjust and perhaps prosper in the new socio-economy, while others were left behind? I may narrow down the scope of the study in due course.